It is a time of thanks and a time of giving. With tax season on the horizon and year-end giving now in full swing, now is the perfect time to think about final tax deductible tax donations and other ways to contribute to our school community.
We at the 282 PTO have a couple suggestions:
1. Today the National Champion Royal Panthers chess team launched a Donors Choose campaign to raise the money needed to send the entire team to states and nationals. Your gift is 100% tax deductible via the Donors Choose 501(c)3. See VC and philanthropist Fred Wilson‘s post to his avc.com community about our campaign (thank you Fred and avc community!)
A key benefit — through December 2nd, your donation will be matched up to $100 per donation if you use the code INSPIRE at check out on Donors Choose. Still another benefit — many employers match gifts to Donors Choose — ask yours if they will match your gift to the school. Give now at http://www.donorschoose.org/project/support-national-champs-psms-282-chess/1087330/
2. Our wonderful Ms. Fraser, has a campaign going right now of her own for our library to add some new books to our collections. A great campaign, and also on Donors Choose. You can give to Ms. Fraser’s campaign here. Since this is Donors Choose as well, your gift is also fully tax deductible.
3. Our Annual Appeal for the PS/MS 282 PTO is gaining speed! If you’d prefer to give your money to a broader basket of 282 enrichments, this is the way to go.
(And remember: even if you don’t have children at PS/MS 282, if you live nearby you stand to benefit by a stronger 282 made possible through a bigger PTO budget. It is no secret that better schools lead to higher property values.)
Gifts to the 282 PTO are also 100% tax deductible via our own 282 PTO 501(c)3 status. Give now to the 282 Annual appeal at http://282pto.org/aa/
4. With Black Friday just days away, did you know you can raise money for 282 by shopping on Amazon? That’s right — through the Amazon affiliate program 6% (and sometimes more) of anything you buy on Amazon comes right back to the PS/MS 282 PTO. How great is that!?! To start saving on Amazon go to http://www.282pto.org/amazon and click on the Amazon link (we suggest you bookmark it too for future use). That’s all you need to do!
Click here for a full explanation of the Amazon Affiliate Program.
… And finally, if you still need another great place to donate at year end, a great cause to consider is the new Computer Science in NYC (“CSNYC”) started by Fred Wilson, who is supporting our chess program. To make a donation to CSNYC go tohttp://www.crowdrise.com/CSNYCFund/fundraiser/CSNYC